OIG General Counsel

Washington D.C.
Apr 09, 2019
Apr 09, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 25%

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be authorized.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This position requires a top secret clearance. Drug testing required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e) is required within 30 days.
  • Must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • NOTE:  Persons newly appointed to an SES position will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.


    1. Demonstrated executive-level experience addressing complex legal issues relating to audits and evaluations of Federal programs and operations, and legal issues relating to criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of Federal programs, employees, contractors, and grantees.
    2. Demonstrated executive-level experience addressing Federal legal issues relating to procurement, appropriations, litigation procedures, employee relations, ethics, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act.
    3. Knowledge of the legal authorities that govern an Office of Inspector General including, but not limited to, the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and demonstrated executive-level experience working with the Department of Justice, Congress, Office of Management and Budget, other Offices of Inspector General, or other Government agencies.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly described in your resume.

    ECQ 1 – LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.  Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

    ECQ 2 – LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.  Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

    ECQ 3 – RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Credibility.

    ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, material, and information resources strategically.  Financial Management, Technology Management, and Human Capital Management.

    ECQ 5BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organization, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.  Influencing/Negotiating, oral Communication, Partnering, and Political Savvy.

    FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications:  Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/).

    Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Selective Service System:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959,  you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  Please see http://www.sss.gov for additional information.

    Background Investigation:  This position requires a Top Secret security clearance and is designated as critical-sensitive, requiring that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

    Financial Disclosure:  This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

    All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, or any other non-merit reason.

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is an equal opportunity employer.

    Veteran's preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    An SES Executive Resources Board will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.  Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check.

    If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) before you can be appointed to the position, unless you are a current career SES member, a former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an SES Candidate Development Program graduate already certified by OPM.

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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